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    Ghost Town Trail

    Pennsylvania
    Distance32.2mi
    Elevation Gain934ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,992ft
    Top2,039ft
    Elevation Min/Max1404/2039ft
    Elevation Start/End1992/1992ft

    Ghost Town Trail

    Ghost Town Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Indiana County and Cambria County, Pennsylvania. It is 32.2 miles long and begins at 1,992 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 26.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 934 feet. This trail connects with the following: Rexis Branch.
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    Nanty Glo, PA
    Pathfinder | 146 pts
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    8/20/2018
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    East Liberty, PA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    6/10/2007
    If you are up for a gentle but pretty trail ride with lots of good natural/historical interest, this is worth the trip. We went from Nanty Glo to Dillstown at a gentle pace with several stops in about 2 1/2 hours. It's about 12 miles each way, but the trail has been expanded and we are interested in seeing other sections.

    The Eliza Furnace is really cool for anyone interested in early industrial revolution technology. The majority of the trail runs through shaded woods alongside the various branches of Blacklick Creek. For the environmentalist this is a must ride, seeing first hand the devastating effects of acid mine drainage. The main stem of Blacklick creek is bright orange and completely dead. Then you bike by the South Branch (which is not totally healthy but MUCH better) to see a green world with many fish. Along the way you cross several very healthy tributaries, tiny brook trout streams apparently teeming with fish. A reminder that what we do has absolute impact on the health of our world. Vintondale is also undertaking a massive project to use wetlands to mitigate their part of the problem. I hope all the other sources soon follow, this could be a gem of a watershed.

    Nice amenities all along with rest stops and historical markers. Enjoy the ride.
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    pittsburgh, PA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    5/1/2006
    The trail was very easily accessible and sceenic and a lot of fun.
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    Edison, NJ
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    10/4/2005
    This is a very nice trail, well maintained and the river flowing by. It has a good number of bikers and some hikers though it is located in western PA.
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    Andover, MN
    Pathfinder | 90 pts
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    9/6/2004
    This trail is an easy and very peaceful ride. The wooded scenery is beautiful and were very few people on the trail.There is very little left of the ghost town,yet it left you with an eerie feeling that people used to live there.There's a bit of history along this trail that helps make it interesting.
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    Trail Information

    Pennsylvania Game Commission 717-183-7507
    Local Contacts
    USGS New Florence, Vintondale, Nanty Glo; Indiana and Cambria County Parks: Ghost Town Trail map
    Local Maps

    Trail Log